# String gas cosmology and structure formation

@article{Brandenberger2007StringGC, title={String gas cosmology and structure formation}, author={R. Brandenberger and A. Nayeri and S. Patil and C. Vafa}, journal={International Journal of Modern Physics A}, year={2007}, volume={22}, pages={3621-3642} }

It has recently been shown that a Hagedorn phase of string gas cosmology may provide a causal mechanism for generating a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of scalar metric fluctuations, without the need for an intervening period of de Sitter expansion. A distinctive signature of this structure formation scenario would be a slight blue tilt of the spectrum of gravitational waves. In this paper we give more details of the computations leading to these results, and the assumptions underlying them.

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